New Jersey Alimony Attorneys
Help Establishing or Modifying Court-Ordered Alimony in New Jersey
After a divorce, one spouse may be required to pay the other alimony, which is intended to provide financial support to a spouse during and/or after a divorce, until they are able to support themselves on their own. In most alimony cases, the amount you are ordered to pay (or receive) will usually reflect the lifestyle that both of you enjoyed during the marriage.
Why Choose Our Alimony Lawyers?
- Free initial consultation
- Video consultations available
- 60+ years of combined legal experience
- Multi-lingual services in English, Spanish, and Portuguese
- Same-day, after-hours, and weekend appointments available
- Licensed in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., Virginia, and North Carolina
If you are seeking alimony or if your former spouse is requesting that you pay alimony, we highly encourage you to consult with one of our alimony lawyers at Burnham Douglass Attorneys at Law. We can fight to protect your rights and ensure the payments are fair for both parties involved.
How Alimony Is Awarded
To decide on the amount and duration of alimony, a judge will consider:
- The needs of the requesting spouse
- The duration of the marriage
- The physical and emotional health of each spouse
- The income, earning capacity, education level and employment history of each spouse
- The standard of living that both spouses enjoyed during the marriage
- The time and expense required to obtain education or training for the receiving spouse until he or she can become self-supporting
- Parental responsibilities
- Each spouse’s financial and non-financial contributions to the marriage
If you are the spouse ordered to pay alimony, these payments will be tax deductible. If you are the spouse who receives the alimony, you will have to report these payments as income.
Types of Alimony
Any one of several different types of alimony may be ordered in your case, depending on the circumstances of your situation.
- Temporary alimony: This is awarded to low-earning or unemployed spouses to help cover living expenses during divorce proceedings.
- Limited duration alimony: This is awarded when economic assistance is needed for a limited time.
- Reimbursement alimony: This is awarded to a spouse who provided support to the other while they pursued advanced education.
- Rehabilitative alimony: This is awarded to one spouse while they work on becoming self-supporting.
Contact Our New Jersey Alimony Lawyers for a Free, Confidential Consultation
At Burnham Douglass Attorneys at Law, we have 60+ years of legal experience to our names, and we offer a free case evaluation to every prospective client considering legal services. If you would like to learn more about how alimony works in New Jersey or get any of your alimony-related questions answered promptly, thoroughly, and honestly, call our law firm today! Our offices are conveniently located in Marlton and Somers Point, New Jersey, allowing us to serve clients throughout South Jersey, including Atlantic County, Burlington County, and Camden County.
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